Indo-Aryan


Indo-Aryan

Indo-Aryan refers to:
* Indo-Aryan languages
* Indo-Aryan migration
* Indo-Aryans, the various peoples speaking these languages

ee also

*Indo-European
*Indo-Iranian
*Aryan
*Arya


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  • Indo-Aryan — [in΄dō ar′ē ən, in΄dōer′ē ən] n. [ INDO + ARYAN] 1. a group of languages making up the Indic branch, Indo Iranian subfamily, of the Indo European language family, including Hindi, Bengali, Urdu, and most of the other languages of N India,… …   English World dictionary

  • Indo-Aryan — In do Ar yan, a. Pertaining to the Indo Aryans, or designating, or of, the Aryan languages of India. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indo-Aryan — In do Ar yan, n. A member of one of the native races of India of Aryan speech and blood, characterized by tall stature, dolichocephaly, fair complexion with dark hair and eyes, plentiful beard, and narrow and prominent nose. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Indo-Aryan — 1. adjective Of or pertaining to Indo Aryan languages and people. 2. noun a) A speaker of Indo Aryan languages. b) A branch of Indo Iranian and thus Indo European language family, with a total number of native speakers of more than 900 million,… …   Wiktionary

  • Indo-Aryan — noun Date: 1881 1. a member of one of the peoples of the Indian subcontinent speaking an Indo European language 2. one of the early Indo European invaders of southern Asia 3. a branch of the Indo European language family that includes Hindi,… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Indo-Aryan — n. & adj. n. 1 a member of any of the Aryan peoples of India. 2 the Indic group of languages. adj. of or relating to the Indo Aryans or Indo Aryan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Indo-Aryan — In•do Ar•y•an [[t]ˈɪn doʊˈɛər i ən, yən, ˈær; ˈɑr yən[/t]] n. 1) peo one of the two major divisions of the Indo Iranian languages, including Sanskrit, Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, and other languages of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka 2)… …   From formal English to slang

  • Indo-Aryan — Indo European languages of India and Pakistan; one of the peoples of India of Aryan speech and characteristics; one of the early European invaders of Persia and India …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Indo-Aryan — /in doh air ee euhn, yeuhn, ar ; ahr yeuhn/, n. 1. a member of a people of India who are Indo European in speech and Caucasoid in physical characteristics. 2. Indic (def. 3). adj. 3. Indic (def. 2). 4. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the… …   Universalium

  • Indo-Aryan — /ɪndoʊ ˈɛəriən/ (say indoh airreeuhn) noun 1. a member of one of the Indo European peoples of India and Pakistan. –adjective 2. → Indic (def. 2). 3. of or relating to the Indo Aryans …   Australian English dictionary


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